Following the Government’s agenda for schools, Endeavour Learning Trust (ELT) was set up as a multi academy trust (known as a MAT) in 2016. Northbrook Primary School joined ELT on 1st July 2020 and became Northbrook Primary Academy.
The role of governance is slightly different once a school is a member of a MAT, with Local Academy Councillors overseeing the individual schools through their work in a Local Academy Councils (LACs) and Trustees overseeing all the academies in the MAT.
Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction, broad policy framework and oversight of the Trust and all its academies. They take decisions that are in the best interests of the MAT as a whole and are not representative of any one of the constituent academies.
The primary function of the Local Academy Councils is to support and critically appraise the quality of the work of the Academy leadership in meeting the overall aims of the MAT, particularly in ensuring that the students and staff in the MAT are given every opportunity to thrive and achieve their best.
Northbrook Primary Academy
Academy Councillors are selected to cover a variety of stakeholders; there are two elected parent positions, one Headteacher and one staff (nominated by staff body and appointed by the Trust Board).
Trustees appoint academy councillors based on their skills and nominations. The current LAC membership is summarised below and applications from the local community are welcomed - please see the application links via the Trust website (https://endeavourlearning.org/trust-governance)
Training and Support
To keep abreast of new legislation and to maintain and learn new skills, Local Academy Councillors are encouraged to attend the variety of training courses that are available to them. New Councillors are supported by a mentor. The Trust sets aside two additional meetings per year to concentrate on joint training objectives for Local Academy Councillors and Trustees.
Northbrook Local Academy Council
Attendance at Local Academy Council Meetings
Business and Pecuniary Interests of Local Academy Councillors
Local Academy Council Information Pack
The Chair of the Local Academy Council is Kathie Bates
If you wish to contact any member of the Local Academy Council, ELT Trustee or Member you can do so by:
Telephone - Call the switchboard on 01772 421599 and ask to leave a message
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Northbrook Primary Academy
Endeavour Learning Trust is a limited company number 7848372
Registered in England. Registered office: Wellfield Academy, Yewlands Drive, Leyland, PR25 2TP
Telephone 01772 817904
Endeavour Learning Trust is a Limited company but is exempt from the obligation to use “limited” as part of the company name.